Schneider Electric to deliver energy management capability with Cisco
September 2011, Enterprise Solutions, News, Security Services & Risk Management
Schneider Electric has announced that it has teamed up with Cisco to provide a comprehensive energy management solution that monitors and manages energy consumption across all building domains. With this combined solution, building owners and managers, architects, contractors and IT managers will now be able to optimise energy efficiencies and business operations to save energy.
Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure active energy management architecture portfolio offers a single point of access that connects five domains of business expertise – power, data centres, process and machines, building control, and physical security – all within an open and flexible technology framework. The EcoStruxure architecture integrates with Cisco EnergyWise embedded on the Cisco network infrastructure to provide a holistic building management solution, managing all energy-consuming building assets, such as HVAC, lighting, security and, for the first time, reduce energy waste generated from IT/IP assets, including PCs, phones, catalyst switches, Power-over- Ethernet (PoE) endpoint devices and other IT devices.
With rising energy costs in buildings accounting for 42% of energy usage worldwide, there is an impetus to find ways of reducing energy consumption with these IP/IT devices within buildings and across the network.
“Looking for innovative ways to increase energy efficiency and enable business performance within buildings is what Schneider Electric does every day with thousands of customers worldwide,” says Chris Curtis, president and CEO, Buildings Business, Schneider Electric. “Combining Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture and Cisco EnergyWise provides organisations with the capability to go one step further and manage the energy consumption of IT/IP devices and PCs in the building management system domain for the first time. We are very excited about this opportunity and what our joint innovation will mean for reducing energy consumption in buildings across the globe.”
In addition, the new combined solution enables organisations to:
* Monitor, report and manage energy usage across the entire corporate network or real estate infrastructure.
* Create a more energy-efficient architecture for the IP/IT domain outside of the data centre.
* Better control where and how energy is being used to more intelligently and efficiently respond to smart grid signals.
* Realise a new source of energy savings to fulfil corporate sustainability requirements, free up capital resources and quickly improve an organisation’s overall bottom line.
Schneider Electric and Cisco have worked together for more than a decade and provide organisations with the tools to help reduce energy consumption up to 30% by taking advantage of the network as a platform for energy management. This relationship has extended from collaborations of unified communications in the data centre and network closets to video surveillance and IP security. This expanded relationship further extends Schneider Electric's established global leadership in energy management with Cisco's industry leading IT energy management solution delivered via its Catalyst switch platforms to provide sustainable energy reduction, workforce efficiencies and overall improved business performance.
For more information contact Pierre Lintzer, APC by Schneider Electric, +27 (0)11 557 6600, firstname.lastname@example.org
- A ruinous amendment?
July 2014, News
Minister of Police’s rationale for the introduction of this local ownership provision is chiefly based on the grounds of national security. However, such claims have not been substantiated.
- Overcoming security isolation
July 2014, Leaderware, News, Training, Conferences & Events
Security has an interesting mix of traditional values and approaches, new operational functions, and one of the most dynamically changing technology system capabilities there is. The technology changes go beyond simple IT to innovative technology across a whole range of innovative and cutting edge technologies.
- Making security systems pay for themselves
July 2014, Technews Publishing, News
Security systems are typically perceived as grudge purchases, however, Hi-Tech Security Solutions finds out that in many instances, security installations could easily pay for themselves with the added value they could provide.
- IFSEC SA 2014 gets it right
July 2014, Technews Publishing, Training, Conferences & Events, News
Perhaps it’s just me, but I found this year’s IFSEC SA to be one of the most interesting in a while, despite the absence of a few traditionally big exhibitors.
- Security and cloud computing
July 2014, Technews Publishing, Security Services & Risk Management, IT infrastructure in security
Who hasn’t heard of cloud computing, but how secure is your cloud provider and your data, and who is responsible for your data once in the cloud?
- Robertson details future of SAIS
July 2014, Associations, News
The South African Institute of Security (SAIS) is on a path to solidify and expand its role as the professional association for the security industry in South Africa.
- The challenge of effective retail security
June 2014, Technews Publishing, Training, Conferences & Events, News, Retail (Industry)
Retail security is not simply a few cameras and RFID tags. It has become more complex and, when done correctly, more successful at making the lives of criminals more difficult. Hi-Tech Security Solutions in partnership with The Consumer Goods Council Risk Initiative (CGCRI) hosted an Executive Breakfast in April focusing on the security issues the retail industry in South Africa faces.
- The incidentals of incident handling
June 2014, Enterprise Solutions
Situational awareness, or PSIM (Physical Security Information Management), is an approach that many rail operators are using to make the incident management process simpler, by taking this big data and transforming it into operational intelligence.
- Use gas, get it certified
June 2014, Jasco Security Solutions (Multivid), Enterprise Solutions
Fire detection and suppression for a data centre differs to the fire safety solutions usually installed at corporate or industrial sites. The major difference is that for data centres, you need to use gas, not water.
- Rooftop HVAC systems
June 2014, Johnson Controls, Enterprise Solutions
There are some definite advantages to rooftop Heating Ventilation Air-conditioning Cooling (HVAC) systems: they are smaller, easy to install, affordable and can scale to meet changing requirements.
- A range of solutions for retail
June 2014, Elvey Security Technologies, Enterprise Solutions
The event was different to normal trade shows as exhibitors were able to gain an understanding of the retailers' perceptions of the value security systems can deliver.
- Safe-guarding cash as it flows through the economy
June 2014, G4S Cash Solutions SA, Training, Conferences & Events, Security Services & Risk Management
From the time cash is withdrawn from an ATM and then used to pay for goods, to the banking of that cash by the retailer, the security industry is involved in every step of the cycle.